Disability, Obesity and Ageing

Disability, Obesity and Ageing

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Disability, Obesity and Ageing offers an engaging account of a new area of pressing concern, analysing the way in which a€˜spurneda€™ identities are depicted and reacted to in televisual genres and on-line forums. Examining the symbolic power of the media, this book presents case studies from reality, drama and comic television programmes popular in the UK, USA and Australia to shed light on the representation of disability, obesity, and ageing the manner in which their status as unwanted and unwelcome identities is perpetuated.One line of thinking is that no amount of money would be worth the indignity of revealing the over-weight body on national television in ... signals the depth of an individuala#39;s commitment to the weight loss challenge. as such, it is a key motivational and transformational step, ... nor my mother!!! so standing like that in front of australia would be a massive motivation for me to prove to everyone iwill change. itanbsp;...

Title:Disability, Obesity and Ageing
Author:Dr Debbie Rodan
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-01-10


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